Michael Jackson x Ratatat


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Its not necessarily a NEW mix of any sort, but I’ve gotten a few requests to put my Michael Jackson/Ratatat remix of “Do You Remember The Time” up on the blog.  This is actually the first mix I ever thought up (long before the demise of the King Of Pop) that has been floating around the web for some time.  But I’m hoping that having it up here will help spread it to a few more people.

Bobby McFerrin plays an audience.


Many people can play instruments. The violin, the drunks, the piano, or the tuba are all conventional instruments. Turntables, beat boxing, or an MPC are less conventional, but I haven’t seen anyone use an entire audience as a musical instrument. Bobby McFerrin demonstrates how the Pentatonic Scale is universal, and can be used to make music without people realizing the complex nature of their actions. Its pretty sick.

The Sensory Box


This is a video of a display set up at a mobile convention by Lucent-Alcatel, a provider of mobile web services. Its a little slow to start, But it completely awesome as a whole.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3


Its been 10 years since the release of Marvel vs. Capcom 2. And its been about 5 years since the epic battles that would go down in my college dorm when my friends would get on the sticks. M.v.C.2. was a classic game that still holds a great deal of re-play value, and its the hope of all the old fans that the new edition keeps up the level of great game play of its predecessor.

Living Large


Every so often, I come across some crazy interior design, but the house I’ve stumbled across in the pictures is the closest thing I’ve seen to my definition of a perfect home.  Any interior architects interested in designing my future home should take some notes.

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The staircases, bed and ceiling of the pool area are all illuminated in such a way that I’ve had in previous spots I’ve lived in, so that really caught my eye when I saw this home.  Click any of the pics to blow them up.

Now THAT is a Princess


Ok, so normally I have my opinion about a topic, and it pretty much ends there.  But when the comic book illustrator J Scott Campbell re-thought the Disney princesses, I figured I’d ask some of you guys which one you think is the best.  My personal favorite… Cinderella, followed swiftly by Arielle from The Little Mermaid.  But let me know what you guys think.

Snow White

The Little Mermaid

Sleeping Beauty

Alice In Wonderland

Beauty And The Beast

Cinderella

Tinkerbell

Maleficent

Seared Foie Gras with Quince and Cranberry


The home boy Asher Roth came to San Francisco recently, for a ‘secret concert’ with N.E.R.D. (which of course I was in attendance for… Shout out to KIN/Microsoft).  The concert was amazing, and to say thanks, I wanted to promote Asher’s new mixtape “Seared Foie Gras with Quince and Cranberry”.  There is also a new music video for the first track off the mixtape called “Muddy Swim Trunks”  Click the pic to watch the video.

Watch the video.

The mixtape is pumped by DJ Wreckineyez, and features Talib Kweli, and Blu, with a crazy range of production.  Click the first pic to download the mixtape.  The second pic is the tracklist, click to see the whats “on the plate”.

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Track List

Re-hashin’ the classics.


Jurassic Park

Now, many people know that I enjoy dressing like a gentleman, and doing my thing at the same time.  Recently Empire magazine trotted the globe to deliver 27 of the planet’s biggest stars, recreating iconic performances from two decades in film, for a unique 20th birthday celebration.  All parties involved are in classic poses from their respective films, but dressed to impressed with designer suits (‘cept for Tom Cruise and a few others), which puts a very unique spin on the entire concept.  I’ve thrown a few of my personal favorites onto the blog for your enjoyment.

Minority Report

Silence of the Lambs

Braveheart

The Matrix

The Bourne Trilogy

300

American Psycho

Harry Potter

Shaun of the Dead

Zoolander

Atonement

Seven

Terminator

Re-Building DJ Storm


With every passing day, I think up a million ways to become more pronounced, or more relevant in the entertainment industry.  From managing and developing artists, to traveling, to producing successful events most DJ’s wouldn’t shake a stick at, I’m constantly coming up with new ideas that will help let the world become more familiar with “me”.  But this morning, I sat in bed, half awake, and came up with an entirely new prospective to be seen in.  So for the next few months, (until August 9th), I will be taking a bit of a break from the normal scene, to create something new.  Some fans may like it, some may not.  But when I’m done, the new “DJ Storm” will be something far more prevalent than anything I’ve done in the past.  A new website (with the same web address), a new sound, a new style, the same management (under the employ of the miraculous Mike Vegas), and a brand new tenacity for the business, will all be part of my arsenal.  So please, bear with my brief scarcity in the normally scene, and know that when it’s over, me, my music, and everything else I have my hand in, will be light-years ahead of the work I’m involved in now.

Shiny Binary


As some may know, I’m a member of the “School Of The Hellas”.  A diverse group of artists (in every sense of the word) who range from everything to music production to graphic design, to photography, to 2D art, to a million different other things.  I’m often very impressed with the work that my colleagues produce.  But when I came across the ‘Shiny Binary’ site, I really saw some work that I feel was on par with our own. Click the pic to see some of the work.

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Adele Silva


Adele Silva was born in Norbury, Surrey, England, on November 19, 1980. It was obvious to her family that she was destined for greater things and so at the age of 5, her mother enrolled her in the Peggy O’Farrell Dance School, where she trained in dance and drama. A casting director quickly realized how talented the young girl was. As a testament to his faith in her, he cast her in London Palladium’s production of Babes in the Wood, in which she played one of the babes. This 1985-1986 production saw Adele sharing the stage with such notable actors as John Inman and Barbara Windsor.

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Soon after, Adele joined the Sylvia Young Theatre School, where she further honed her skills. In 1989, she made her television debut in the cult science-fiction series Doctor Who. The episode she was in was called “Survival” and she got to act alongside the show’s stars, Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred. She did so by appearing in a number of magazines and newspapers including Maxim, Front, Daily Star Sunday, StarMag, and FHM. The truth was that her body had matured, making her incredibly attractive to men everywhere. A near death experience left Adele somewhat rattled though. A carjacking ended badly when she chose to defend her Peugeot 205 convertible. The carjacker overpowered her and dragged her from the car, leaving her embarrassed and injured. Adele remains a top icon in modern entertainment and she is currently moving between several outstanding projects. She still lives with her parents in their Croydon home.

Drips.


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I’ve come across all different types of art work in my travels, and I love putting the more interesting ones up.  But when I saw a collection of works made by slow motion cameras and water drops, the results just kinda wow-ed me.  So click the pic to check them out.

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Can.I.Bus


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Every true Hip Hop head knows about the lyrical tenacity, crippling metaphors, and ahead-of-the-curve punchlines of Canibus.  But what they may not know is that on Wednesday, May 12th, Sellasse and ‘We All We Got’ will be hosting the rap titan for a show on the Melatonin Magik tour.  Click the pic to get pre-sale tickets.  Its going to be one to remember.

Splice.


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When it comes to cult-classics, a reinvention, a re-imagining, or a remaking can never come close to the soul the original posses.  Growing up, ‘Species’ was one of my favorite movies.  The new film ‘Splice’ isn’t a reboot, or a sequel to ‘Species’, but seems to have to same feel.  A feel that got my attention.  Two young scientists (Brody and Polley) achieve fame by splicing human DNA with the DNA of different animals to create a new creature. In the process they ignore their society’s ethical and legal boundaries. The scientist’s name their creature “Dren,” which is initially a deformed infant. However, it rapidly develops into a deadly, winged human-chimera.  Click the pic to check the trailer.

The Tripple Dub


I know that many Americans want to lose weight, and here’s a novel new workout craze to help you do just that. Combining racial stereotypes with exercise techniques, exercise guru Ty Bowman has created Southern Cali’s latest workout craze…The White Women’s Workout.  As a New Jersey native, I think this will work well in certain neighborhoods in Plainfield, Newark, Hillside, Trenton, and Camden.

Money To Blow… On Designer Drugs.


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Its always great as a musician when your inspired by your peers, especially if they aren’t in the same field of work as you are.  Not too long ago I was at Stanford University, when a friend of mine, (Rodney Gateau) turned me on to a song named ‘Drop Down’ by the electro group Designer Drugs.  After procuring the song for myself, I began to come up with a mix in head, put it on the tables and fleshed it out.  If you manuvered your way to this blog from djstorm.com, then you have already heard some of the mix, if not all.  But here for your listening pleasure, is a remix of ‘Money To Blow’ by Baby, ft. Drake & Lil Wayne, with the beat of ‘Drop Down’ by Designer Drugs.

Whats in store for Thor.


From the looks of the first exclusive picture, the costume Thor will be using in the film is based more upon Marvel’s mainstream “Thor” series rather than the “Ultimate” version of Thor. This is especially interesting, given that many of the other Marvel movie characters have used the publisher’s “Ultimate” universe as source material.  While we don’t get to see Thor’s magical hammer, Mjolnir, in the picture.  I would suggest, anyone going to see ‘Ironman 2’ this weekend, should stay after the credits if they want a look.  I can’t give away too many details, but trust me.  Its going to be epic.

Zane 7


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Zane-7 is the alias of a phenomenal female artist born and raised in Japan.  Click the pic to see more work from Zane-7.

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Veronika London


Veronika London (SHOWTIME TV-Series “Body Language, HBO TV- Series “Lingerie) has been named “Megan Fox of Hollywood North” by Maxim magazine. London comes from a latin and french descent, and apart from her television career she has had starring roles in feature films, “Jane Doe”, “Black Eve” and “Mvnera” just to name a few.   She’s been quoted saying: “I stay away from anything ordinary.  I’m the reckless babe with the sword or shooting heroin – Restless to the max, obsessive and a workaholic”

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Focus Threads


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In my line of work, you meet interesting people everyday.  It’s not every day though that a fellow entrepeneur happens to sit a few seats ahead of you on the train.  Today I met one of the founders of Focus Threads, a clothing company based out of Fremont, California.  To find out how to take advantage of a special 2 for 1 offer, find Focus Threads on facebook, and click the pic to see more from Focus Threads.

FocusThreads.com

Not For Me.


Recently Duckworth of  Tokyo 24 recorded the song “Not For Me 1.4.3”, and is now releasing a short video reflecting the theme of track.  The soft melodic sounds of “Not For Me” accompanied by an anime scene in which a girl is attempting to give her “love” to a boy, which is a metaphor for the message of the song.  To get some other news about Duckworth and Tokyo 24, click the pic to check out the new ‘Tour with Tokyo’ blog.

Click the pic to 'Tour with Tokyo'

Despicable.


The boost the buzz of Eminem’s upcoming album ‘Recovery’ (dropping June 22nd), ‘The Great White Hope’ of hip hop dropped a new freestyle this week entitled Despicable.  The heavy hitting flow and rediculous wordplay starts off with Drake’s ‘Over’, and proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Em we’ve all been waiting for, is back.  Click the pic to download.

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If Robots Ruled The World…


 

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It’s not a widely known fact that before I used to sit behind the DJ booth at clubs, I used to sit in a classroom in the Bay Area learning digital animation.  3D animation was my fall plan incase the DJ game didn’t pay the bills, so when I saw 100 digital renders from the best 3D animators from all over the world, I was thoroughly impressed.  Another little tid-bit most people may not know is that when I’m not at work, in the studio, or in a meeting discussing a new project… I’m off somewhere being a nerd.  (I know being a black nerd was illegal until like 2003, but its not my fault, I was born like this).  So when I discovered the displays were ALL robot-related works, I was fascinated.  I hope your just as impressed as I was.

 

 

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Electric Boogaloo


I am a firm believer in the saying practice makes perfect.  I take about 1 to 2 hours every day to mix, scratch, and cut all different types of music.  Occasionally I’ll record my sessions in an attempt to fix my mistakes, and once in a while I’ll do something off the top of my head that I’m very happy with.  This 8 minute take of a mixing session already debuted on http://www.djstorm.com a few weeks ago, but due to an overwhelming demand for a download link, I’m putting up on the blog.  So here for your enjoyment, “Electro”.

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B.O.B. ft. Lupe Fiasco – Past My Shades


B.O.B. and Lupe Fiasco have teamed up to bring you the track “Past My Shades”.  The track is composed of live music mixed with a few digital elements, and is complimented by ‘Bobby Ray’s’ mellifluous singing, and Lupe’s keen lyrics.  A for sure must listen, click the pic to download.

Click to download "Past My Shades"